Pierrepont Plod

Pierrepont Plod

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The event will be a six-hour challenge on a looped course around the amazing Holme Pierrepont Country Park and Watersports center. You may attempt to complete as many laps as possible over the full six hours, or you may choose to finish just one. This is a perfect course if you’re aiming for a PB as it’s almost perfectly flat!

The course will take you from the end of the Regatta Lake, up and around the white water rapids (don’t worry you won’t need to go in them!), before heading into the secluded wetlands towards the and of the lake before turning and making your way down the lake’s edge to the Race HQ again. Sprinting is optional for this part!

Sun 20th March
5km
Looped
6 Hours


Event Infomation


Where is Holme Pierrepont?

Holme Pierrepont Country Park is located just east of Nottingham City Center. National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Ln, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham NG12 2LU . For more information on the venue, including directions, accommodation, and more, please check out the Holme Pierrepont Infomation Page.

Where do I register/ pick up my race number?

You’ll be able to pick up your race number on the morning of the event at the aid station/start line. The park will be open from 8am, and you’ll be able to grab your race numbers from 8.15 onwards. Please allow yourself enough time to grab your number before the race briefing at 8:50 am and the start of the run at 9am.

Is there a time limit?

There is a time limit of 6 hours for this event. This means that you need to have completed your final lap before the end of the 6 hours for it to be counted towards your final distance. You will not be allowed to start another lap of the course with less than 20 minutes of the event remaining. Each lap is almost spot on 5km long which means if you complete 5 laps you have done a half marathon, and 9 laps will be classed as an Ultra. You can finish your event at any time within the six hours, and as long as you have completed one lap then you will be classed as a finished.

What do I get with my entry?

  • A fully unique and bespoke medal design just for this event, (to be released soon).
  • All the food, drink, and nibbles that you could imagine at the aid station.
  • A fully stocked goody bag at the end with all the “recovery chocolate” that you could imagine!
  • Dedicated first aiders on site for the full 6 hours.
  • Amazing support from the Rasselbock Family!

Is there an Aid station?

We will have a fully stocked aid station at base camp full of all your favorite items, although if you are expecting energy tablets, gels, and supplements, you may need to bring your own as our aid station tends to lean towards the more “enjoyable fuel”. Imagine Fudge, cakes, cookies, and jelly babies along with all the savory alternatives.

Can I bring my own food and drink for the aid station?

You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drink to the aid station. We will have a separate table for these so please make sure that your bottles or items are clearly labeled so that no one takes them by accident!

What is the route?

The route is currently 5km long (3.1 Miles) and runs along the pathways around the park and watersports area. Underfoot the route will mainly be compacted gravel pathways with a small amount through the wetlands which will be natural paths. You should be ok with road shoes throughout the whole route. The route has the possibility of changing slightly depending on the centers’ needs at the time, but it will always be of the same length and character. You can view the route here.

Do you have a bag drop?

We do not have any secure baggage areas on site but you are more than welcome to leave your bags at the base camp. Whilst we can’t guarantee that they’ll be safe, there will always be someone from Rasselbock around. If you are driving then please make sure that you leave any nonessentials in your car.

What should I bring?

We would recommend either road or trail shoes for this route, mainly due to it taking place in March and, let’s face it, there is a high chance that it’ll be cold and wet! So please make sure that you wear and bring with you adequate layers to keep yourself warm throughout the race and just as importantly, once you finish. Like all of our events going forward, we will be operating a bring your own bottle policy. We will not be supplying plastic cups or drinks receptacles at this event so that we can cut down on waste and do our part to help the environment. You will be required to bring your own water bottle, collapsable cup, or similar to the event. We will still have an array of liquids available for you to top up your bottles with at our well-stocked aid station!

Is the run on a closed course?

The event will be taking place on and around an active watersports center that will still be open to the public. Runners will not have the right of way and we will need to be considerate to all the other users of the area, be it walkers, sailers, dog walkers, kayakers, etc, when passing through any of the “activity areas” of the site. The main area we ask you to be alert at is when you run around the white water rapids area as this will still be used by the public.

What facilities will be available?

There will be some public toilets that will be open for our use (from 8 am) located at the boathouse. This is roughly 250m away from the Race HQ at the end of the lake.

 

All other questions that you may have are most probably answered on the events FAQ page.

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